Daily Archives: February 3, 2010

Flyway Gallery: February and March

    Amazing photos of great blue herons, butterflies, ospreys and other wildlife by photographer Douglas Goodell will be featured at the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission’s Flyway Gallery during February and March. 

   The free exhibit, “Portraits of Nature,” runs now through Friday, March 26.

   A Ridgewood resident, Goodell is the co-author of “Jungle of the Maya” (a coffee-table book about the Central American rainforest) and “Duck Enough to Fly” (a photography-driven children's book). He also was a major contributor to “In the Presence of Nature” (a coffee-table book about a nearby natural area).  He is currently working on a book about photography in Costa Rica. 

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Reminder: Our Next Bird Walk is ‘Super Bird Sunday’

  When the good folks at Bergen County Audubon Society realized that the next bird walk they're doing with the NJMC is Super Bowl Sunday, they realized we needed to put some added pizzazz into our marketing.

    So get ready for "Super Bird Sunday," on February 7, from 10 a.m. to noon — a way to get some fresh air and exercise on what has become National Couch Potato Day.

Eaglecal2    We'll look for Ravens, Eagles, Cardinals, Falcons and Seahawks — none of whom will be playing in the big game later in the day — as well as other super birds.

   Any person who is the first to see one of these five birds receives a goody bag packed with great stuff like two free passes to a Meadowlands Commission eco-cruise on the Hackensack River next summer, a limited-edition Peter Max Meadowlands poster and unbelievably useful DeKorte Park bookmarks — all compliments of the NJMC.

  This free two-hour guided nature walk starts outside the Meadowlands Environment Center in DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst and runs from 10 a.m.

   We’ll walk around the square-mile park as time allows, looking for wintering waterfowl and other birds of interest.

    The walk is run by the N.J. Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society.  To rsvp, contact Don Torino of the BCAS at greatauk4@aol.com or 201-636-4022.